Forty nationwide swim-run events aim to introduce multisport to youth athletes
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon announced today the 40 events from across the United States that will comprise the second annual USA Triathlon Youth Aquathlon Splash & Dash Aquathlon Series in 2013.
After debuting in 2012 with 30 events and more than 1,300 participants, the growing swim-run series has added 10 races for this season. Each of USA Triathlon’s 10 regions was represented in the series a year ago, and each region will host at least two events in 2013. Twenty-one of the 30 events from 2012 return on the 2013 slate.
Educating youth athletes between the ages 7-15 about the multisport lifestyle is one of the primary objectives of the series, which is focused on participation and having fun, rather than competition. Alongside the races, many of the selected events will hold USA Triathlon-sanctioned youth clinics.
USA Triathlon once again partnered with race directors, community centers, coaches, clubs and parks & recreation departments to solidify the slate of 40 events scheduled for March through October. The USA Triathlon staff will host one of the events in Colorado Springs on Aug. 24.
Participants ages 7-10 will cover a 100-meter swim and a 1-kilometer run, while athletes ages 11-15 will complete a 200m swim and a 2k run. Visit www.usatsplashanddash.com for complete information on the series.
2013 USA Triathlon Youth Splash & Dash Aquathlon Series
March 30: Youth Splash and D.A.S.H., Albuquerque, N.M.
April 6: FitKids Splash and Dash, West Palm Beach, Fla.
April 7: FIU Aquathlon, North Miami, Fla.
May 12: Tri If You Dare Splash and Dash, Seminole, Fla.
May 26: Splash & Dash, Pompano Beach, Fla.
June 1: Try Kids Tri Splash & Dash, Louisville, Ky.
June 2: Tallahassee YTS Splash and Dash, Tallahassee, Fla.
June 2: Healthy Habits Youth Aquathlon, Biddeford, Maine
June 8: SuperKids Splash and Dash, Sylvania, Ohio
June 9: Town North Splash n Dash, Dallas, Texas
June 22: NMSU Splash & Dash, Las Cruces, N.M.
June 23: Splash and Dash at Waverly Woods, Marriotsville, Md.
July 6: Endorphin Fitness Splash & Dash, Richmond, Va.
July 6: 2nd Annual Haka Multisport Splash and Dash, Lafayette, Ind.
July 14: Arcadia Lake Splash-N-Dash, Edmond, Okla.
July 20: Strive 2 Tri Youth Splash & Dash, College Park, Md.
July 20: Salamander Splash & Dash, Knoxville, Tenn.
July 21: Tri Amphibians Splash & Dash, Long Beach, Calif.
July 21: 2nd Annual Tri-Valley Kids Splash & Dash, Pleasanton, Calif.
July 24: MMTT Splash and Dash, Geneva, Ill.
July 27: T3Multisports Youth Splash & Dash, Round Rock, Texas
August 3: Splash-N-Dash-N-Fun!, Norman, Okla.
August 3: Boundary Waters Splash and Dash, Douglasville, Ga.
August 10: Kids Fest/Backpack Attack, Decatur, Ill.
August 11: Nor-Cal Juniors Splash & Dash, Novato, Calif.
August 11: Star City Splash & Dash, Lincoln, Neb.
August 14: Green Bay Multisport Splash & Dash, Green Bay, Wis.
August 17: Splash-n-Dash Columbus, Columbus, Ohio
August 17: NW YMCA Splash & Dash, Irmo, S.C.
August 17: 2nd Annual Wild Child Splash and Dash, North Wildwood, N.J.
August 24: USA Triathlon Splash and Dash, Colorado Springs, Colo.
August 24: South Orange Family YMCA Splash & Dash, Monroe, N.Y.
September 2: YMCA Kids Splash & Dash, Boise, Idaho
September 8: Best in the West Triathlon Festival Splash and Dash. Sweet Home, Ore.
September 8: PrairieKids Splash & Dash, Grand Prairie, Texas
September 14: YWCO Youth Splash & Dash, Athens, Ga.
September 15: “Do It In The Woods!” Splash and Dash, Charlestown, R.I.
September 22: San Diego Kids Splash and Dash, San Diego, Calif.
September 29: 2nd Annual UMLY Youth Splash & Dash, Berwyn, Pa.
October 7: Kids Splash n Dash at HFFA, Huntersville, N.C.
About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Olympic Movement – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 455,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU)
World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).